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Nick McLees scattered five hits during his victory
over the second-ranked Warhawks..
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Taylor Grimm drove in six runs on the day and Nick McLees earned a complete-game victory in the nightcap as UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater split a doubleheader in a matchup of nationally ranked baseball teams Wednesday in Whitewater. UW-Oshkosh (14-3, 1-1 WIAC), ranked 16th in the NCAA Division III by D3baseball.com, defeated second-ranked UW-Whitewater, 6-2, in the second contest. The Warhawks (15-3, 7-1 WIAC) came back to win the opener, 8-7, to snap the Titans' 12-game winning streak. The Titans owned a 6-1 lead during the sixth inning of the first game and a 6-0 advantage in the seventh frame of the nightcap. UW-Oshkosh outhit UW-Whitewater, 19-15, on the day, including 9-5 in the opener. The Titans trailed after just three of the 18 innings Wednesday.

The 2018 USA South Athletic Conference Tournament has begun in LaGrange, Georgia and West Point, Georgia as two of the higher-seeded teams were victorious. In games played on the campus of LaGrange College, top-seeded and No. 12 Methodist opened play in the USA South Tournament with a 10-4 win against William Peace while second-seeded Piedmont held off seventh-seeded Maryville, 8-6. In two games played at Point University, both were won by the lower seed as fifth-seeded N.C. Wesleyan earned a 4-2 victory while sixth-seeded LaGrange topped third-seeded Ferrum, 2-1. The tournament continues through Saturday, April 14. All games will be played at LaGrange College's Cleaveland Field at Phil Williamson Stadium in LaGrange, Georgia except for four contests which will take place at Point University's West Point Field in West Point, Georgia. All of the contests are a part of the USA South Spring Sports Festival in LaGrange, Georgia.

Moravian shook off allowing an early run to post a 5-3 victory over visiting Keystone in non-conference action at Gillespie Field. The Greyhounds, now 14-12 overall, received a strong pitching performance from junior Brendon Caraway, who earned his first win of the season after allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits and two walks to go along with seven strikeouts in seven innings of action. Junior Billy Roethke struck out one batter and allowed a hit while tossing the eighth inning, and junior Rhett Jacoby picked up his second save of the season after facing four batters in the ninth inning. The Hounds collected 10 hits at the plate with junior center fielder Austin Markowski going 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Senior first baseman Logan Welles was 2-for-3 with an RBI while sophomore second baseman Ian Csencsits went 2-for-4 with two runs and a double.

Washington & Jefferson pounded out 15 hits to score 14 runs in a 14-6 nonconference victory over Muskingum. The win moves the Presidents to 15-9 on the year while the Muskies fall to 11-13. Dan Trettel and Ryan Sciullo led the team with three hits apiece, and Trettel also scored a game-high three runs. 

Oswego State came from behind late to defeat Rochester, 11-7, at home. With the victory, the Lakers improve to 17-6 on the season, while Rochester falls to 6-10. The Lakers grabbed the lead when Mike Dellicarri singled to score Brandon Nicholson. The next three Laker batters, John Barnes, Eli Holton and Deblasio, put together a string of hits to extend Oswego's lead to 11-7. That was all the Lakers would need, as Rochester was unable to score in the ninth and the Lakers secured their victory.

Salem State opened up a close game with a seven-run fourth inning as the Vikings coasted to a 12-2 victory over Plymouth State at The Central Campus Baseball Field. Alex Toomey had three hits, including a triple and five RBI to lead Salem State (13-9).

Scott Eisenemenger, who now owns 202 career
hits, is one of just six players in Fisher's storied
history to eclipse the 200-hit plateau.

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Senior Scott Eisenmeger became just the seventh active player in Division III to eclipse 200 career hits as St. John Fisher ran its winning streak to six games after dispatching of The College at Brockport, 10-6, at Dugan Yard.  With the win, Fisher, which has now won 12 of its last 13 games, improved to 16-7 on the year while the Golden Eagles fell to 12-12. Eisenmenger nearly hit for the cycle after going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and a home run.  The Hilton native was intentionally walked in the sixth inning and finished the day with five RBI to his name along with two runs scored.

Rookie right-hander James Sinclair combined with junior southpaw Ryan Gaydou for a four-hit shutout as Southern Maine blanked Colby 8-0 in a non-conference game at Ed Flaherty Field. The win was the sixth straight, and ninth in the last 10 games, for the Huskies. The Huskies improved their overall record to 13-6.  The Mules had their two-game winning streak snapped to fall to 4-12 overall. Sinclair was outstanding in his second start of the season going seven innings. He allowed just four hits and one walk while fanning five. Sinclair did not give up a hit until there were two outs in the fourth inning. Gaydou came on in the eighth to pitch two hitless innings to complete the Huskies’ first shutout of the season.

Zach Dinkins threw six solid innings and Mitchell Stumpo fanned five in a two-inning save as Guilford upset nationally-ranked Roanoke, 8-5, in an ODAC game. Dinkins, Brody Holloman, and Stumpo combined to scatter eight hits and record nine strikeouts in Guilford's fourth straight win. After Roanoke's Will Salva started the scoring with a solo homer in the first, Dinkins yielded two unearned runs in the third inning and left the game after six innings with a 6-3 lead. Two walks, a hit batsman, a passed ball and a wild pitch resulted in two Roanoke runs off of Holloman in the seventh, but the Quakers answered with two runs of their own on RBIs by Stumpo and Logan Shortt. Stumpo took over in the eighth and struck out five in two innings.

Gordon hosted Norwich in non-conference action at J. Tec White Field and recorded 11 hits in its 6-2 win. Addison Tarr recorded a career-high four hits with one RBI and one run. John Lagerfeldt batted 2-for-3 with two runs and a double. Alec Willey went 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and a stolen base. Noah Henkell picked up his second win of the season as he pitched five innings, allowed zero runs on three hits, and tied his career-high with three strikeouts. Drew McCormack and Jon Sensi combined to pitch four innings of relief and struck out four batters.

Keuka defeated Alfred State 10-9 in 11 innings in Keuka's home opener at Kuhl Field. The top five batters in the order for Keuka College (6-8) combined for 12 of the Wolves' 14 hits. John Rizzo led the way with four hits. Dakota Skinner added three hits and Tyler Freedman and Kyle Colegrove each added a pair of hits in the win.

Dominican snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 14-3 win over Aurora in game one of a NACC doubleheader before dropping the nightcap, 6-0.  The split pushes the Stars to 10-12 on the  season and 1-7 in league play.A day after managing just eight hits in a doubleheader loss on Tuesday, the Stars pounded out 19 hits on Wednesday against the Spartans, including three home runs in the game one victory.  After four games in two days, the Stars will enjoy a back-to-back off days on Thursday and Friday before returning to NACC play on Saturday when the Edgewood College Eagles visit Dominican at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium for a noon doubleheader.

New Jersey City University (13-8) hit four home runs, highlighted by senior first baseman Dan Berardi who unleashed two, including a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the seventh as the Gothic Knights rallied past Drew (13-8), 9-7, at the Thomas M. Gerrity Athletic Complex. NJCU trailed the non-conference game 5-2 after three innings and 7-3 heading to the fateful seventh. Seven of the nine runs scored came by the long ball led by Berardi who became the third Gothic Knight to drive in five RBIs in a game this season, batting 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk. Berardi and sophomore designated hitter Lenin Gomez homered back-to-back in the second inning to give NJCU a 2-0 lead and sophomore right fielder Juan Pena hit a solo shot in the fourth. Gomez extended his two-year on-base streak to 22 games.

A pair of late home runs helped Western New England earn a 9-5 victory over Westfield State University on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Trelease Park. Sophomore infielder Jamie Schofield sparked the Western New England offense with a 2-for-3 showing out of the leadoff spot in the batting order, as he went 2-for-3 at the plate with two walks, a home run, two RBI and four runs scored. Juniors Alex Loparco and Ben LaCroix both recorded two hits and drove in two runs, while sophomore Zac Nussbaum hit his third homer of the season. Freshman right-hander Kevin Hummer earned the win (3-1) after tossing a scoreless sixth inning.